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Until I find the river that loops in a circle, is there anyone out there that is in the same boat? Pontoon boat and no one to shuttle with?

I'm lookin for some fishin buddies that are set up with gear and serious about fishin...ready to go.


My fishin style: I like to hit the water while my eyes are bloodshot from staying up too late the night before tying...I travel cheap usually, love to camp out or sleep in the car seat. I can go fishin often on little notice (as long as mamma gives me the go-ahead). I'm 32 and like all sorts of fishin. I flyfish 99% of the time for trout and mix it up for Steelhead/Salmon and do mostly C&R but do like a salmon here and there.
And nuthin wrong with older guys but someone my age give or take would be cool.

Well? :DUNNO

I like to fish the rivers, lakes (especially east side lakes) and Montana.
 

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Ive got a couple of Pontoon Boats and might be up to a trip here soon. I'm 34, maried with 2 kids, and spend my free time on the rivers(when I can get clearance from the wife)around Snohomish County. No straying too far from home for me though, I've got a boy thats 1 1/2 yrs old and he's quite a handfull. Would'nt mind doing a local drift, There are a few of us around that float/ would like to float. Let's see who else steps up to the plate on this one... :THUMBSUP
 

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I too have yet to find that elusive loop-back river. I am 43 with a 16 y.o. and we both have pontoons. I like to get out as much as possible but the wifey-pooh needs some attention too. I like low budget...camping, whatever.

I have a "kitchen pass" this Saturday and was thinkin' about heading to the Yak but would be interested in joining any one on some new water.

Jay
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What do I know---I'm just an old man

I'd be interested if you didn't live so far from where I'm coming from. Marysville. My age fits my handle old man. I too have a pontoon and if there was a lazy river around I'd give it a chance. My pontoon boat only has 7' long pontoons. Too short for rapids. But I'm in the same boat as the rest of you, I need clearence before I can go.

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You can list me as being in the same boat, but I ended up building a bracketmount for my Honda 90 on the front of my Toyota. It's still not that convenient and I'd prefer a fishing partner or two, but it certainly gives me the option of fishing alone (better than sitting at home). I'm more familiar with the North End rivers (The Stilly, Sky, and Skagit), but have been to the Yakima a few times this summer.

It sounds like I'm the only single guy that doesn't have to get permission to go fishing, so keep me in mind. I've jotted down a couple of email addresses listed in this string, so don't be suprised if you hear from me. By the way, my email is [email protected]

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Fell out of your guy's boats years ago.

I at one time had same problem. But cured that (even when I was running my small cataraft). I bought a small scooter (Yamaha Razz) to chain up while I floated. Then, I would only pack enough that I could strap to my back while I ran to pickup my Blazer. I would chain my cat up with same chain while I was gone. Never had a problem with it.

But I'd be game once my shoulder is healed. I'm out of the rowing game until I'm fixed. Been only able to run sled, so having some serious withdrawals. I'm 32, live in Tacoma, and am set for about any type of fishing there is.
 

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I posted a note like this when I first joined the forum (as mtp1032) and the guys were very helpful. Since then we've floated the Stilly, the Skagit, and the Sky.

So, I'm game. I'm retired and am available 7 days a week. I like to fish for steelhead in the big rivers, and steelhead-wannabes in the Yak, the Snoqualmie forks, and the east- and west-side lakes.

I live up on the Sammamish Plateau and, in the winter, have access to my folk's cabin on Sammish Island - Great for a 2 or 3 day fishing trip on the Skagit/Sauk.

Drop me a line whenever you want to shuttle-up. If I'm available (i.e., not already fishing) I'll be there.

Cheers,

Michael
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When did this forum become a dating service for middle-age married guys...

Hi, I'm 32, I like fishing, long walks by the stream or just floating down a lazy river. My turn-ons are hatches, fall runs, tight lines and screaming reels. My turn-offs are bait chuckers, fish killers and those damn russians up north. (read previous posts) Anyone want to share a days with me?

Jeez- I've read better stuff in the back of the Seattle Weekly... :TONGUE
 

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Yeah Jim, good idea. Perhaps you could con one of these gents into letting you tie your boats up together. Close enough that you can rig a bed up between them. Then you can take your regular rests without pullin over.

MacRowdy :THUMBSUP
 

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The big leak!
I would be happy to provide one of your missing links.
I can drive to put-in & take-out both, or row (big cats too), cook, serve food and beverages, tail, or net.
I can pay for gas too.
But you will have to pick my leaky butt up at seatac (baggage claim) first.
 

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I saw your post and thought I'd respond to you directly.

I bought an 8' Outcast earlier this year, and I have exactly the same problem. So far I've fished the Yakima, where you can pay for a shuttle, the lower Stilly, where I used the incoming and outgoing tide, and lakes.

I do a lot of fishing (and hiking) on the Stilly, and I'd love to have someone to shuttle with there.

I fish mostly weekends, I don't mind driving a long way (I just got back from the Grande Ronde). I drive a Chevy Astro van. I can fit by boat inside the van, and I have a Yakima roof rack that a boat could be tied to.

I've been fishing mostly for searun cutts (Stilly), rainbows (Yakima and East-side lakes) and steelhead (occasionally). I like to make a full day of it, starting at or before dawn.

I'm 52 and live in Seattle.

I still haven't worked out how 2 guys with 2 vehicles do the shuttle, unless both vehicles can hold both boats.

It seems simpler to use 1 vehicle that holds both boats. At the end of the float, one guy guards the boats, and the other hitch-hikes back up river for the vehicle. I do this all the time when I'm hiking down the Stilly, and I usually get a ride within 5 minutes.

Email me at [email protected] or phone me at 206 679 0925 if you're interested.
 

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In future if we all have a group float

As of right now I can't row at all. Have some problems with neck/shoulder thanks to a collapsing porch during a delivery.

But here's the deal. I can fit 6 small catarafts, or 3 full size cats, and a mixture inbetween on my cataraft trailer. I'm also in process of buying a suburban. So between the 9 passenger capacity, the ability to carry a few boats, and having a mount for my moped, can meet at one location and shuttle most with me. Just can't do it this time around. Can barely crank with my left arm, let alone row.

But maybe next time.
 

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In future if we all have a group float

What do I know---I'm just an old man

When I mentioned that thing.A pontoon clave,I did it as a joke,but the more it think about it the more that I think it would be a good idea. But I think that it would be a better idea if it was done in the warmer times of the year. Right now I get cold just going out side and I can't seem to even stay warm in my waders with the Shark Repellant on them.

Jim
 

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In future if we all have a group float

That's o.k. Jim, I've got 2 boats and Matt can use one if he needs. That way we can have a Caregiver to take care of you and crush your pills. I think it would be a blast to get a bunch of us together on a float trip. You'll have to lead the pack though so everyone can stay upriver of the water that's tainted with shark repellant, we won't want to be fishing below you after the fish have smelled you. :TONGUE
 

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In future if we all have a group float

What do I know---I'm just an old man

I'm sure glad that I have a sense of humor. Any other normal person would be mad by now on that shark repellant wader thing. :TONGUE. But not me oh no I'm not MAD. :MAD. I'm just a happy camper :DEVIL

Jim :THUMBSUP
 
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